NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt on Sunday did little to dispel the growing speculation that The Office reboot is coming together at the network. During NBC’s upfront call, he declined to answer a question about the status of the project beyond noting that the network will make an announcement when there is something to announce.
Rumors started circulating last summer about NBC potentially bringing back the Emmy-winning comedy with Greg Daniels — who developed and ran the U.S. version of the British series — at the helm and possibly a new cast.
“We often talk about The Office, I’ve talked to Greg four times over the past few years. It’s always, ‘maybe some day but not now’,” Greenblatt told Deadline last August. “There is certainly an open invitation but we don’t have anything happening right now. If he wants to do it, I would do it.”
More details have been trickling in since, including the idea to have the revival set at the same Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton, PA., branch as the original show with a mix of new and old cast members led by a new boss.
While original star Steve Carell is not expected to be involved, a number of former The Office cast members have expressed interest to be part in a revival, reboot or reunion.
NBC, of course, helped launch the current revival trend with Will & Grace. The network’s silence on The Office today was pretty telling, indicating that another former Must See TV comedy could be returning to the network.
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